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March 11, 2008

Mtg: A Hackerâ??s Dissection of the Pleo Robot

by @ 7:43 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 2
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Kyle Wiens, Founder of iFixit
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: PCarnegie-Mellon West campus, Building 23, Moffet Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

 

Pleo is Ugobe’s robotic dinosaur designed to emulate the appearance and behavior of a week-old baby dinosaur. This talk will present a hacker’s view into Pleo’s innovative and intricate guts.

Kyle Wiens founded iFixit, a do-it-yourself Mac and iPod repair company. ? iFixit is dedicated to helping people everywhere keep their Macs, iPods, and iPhones running longer. ? He co-authored the Fixit Guide series of step-by-step repair manuals for Apple hardware. ? Kyle ? has a degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly and tinkers with robots in his spare time.

 

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